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person, but they didn't. >> other shoppers were so inspired that they started donating, too. the story went viral when the clerk posted it on facebook. did you hear about this -- a sunscreen is being recalled because it could actually burst into flames on your skin. banana boat's spray sunscreens could catch fire when they come into contact with a spray or spark before it's dried. so far, four cases of burns have been reported. the maker says there may be a problem with a valve and too much of it comes out. that means it takes longer to dry. you can sigh the list at hlntv.com/robin. thank you very much for being part of "morning express." president obama and mitt romney face to face. this time's subject, foreign policy. they're doing it in florida. the final showdown that could make or break the election. the biggest blow yet. lance armstrong stripped of his seven tour de france titles and banned from the sport for life
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amid doping allegations. and boys are apparently hitting puberty earlier than ever. so how early, and what is causing it? the finding in a new study that every parent needs to know. welcome again, this is hln, i'm mike galanos. let's get to it with the election. all right, 15 days until the election. you're taking a look at the senior citizcnn electoral map. the red states are where mitt romney has the lead. blue states, president obama, the gold states, that's the key here. you're talking swing states west to east, nevada, colorado, iowa, wisconsin, of course, ohio, florida, and florida, huh, we know that one can be in the mix. speaking of right in the mix, we go to my friend and colleague, kyra phillips, in boca raton, site of the third and final debate. there are so many numbers out there. you look at five national polls combined, dead heat, 47-47.
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but men versus women saying obama's up nine with the women. now will they play with the numbers? >> reporter: we've been talking about this for months and months. as we know, we have a lost of female viewers on hln. -- a lot of female viewers on hln. it is coming down it to see that. women could still decide this election. you think of the knocking on doors, phone calls, billions put into advertise, two conventions, and now the third debate. this is where it's going happen behind me at the performing arts center at lynn university. i didn't know this, but it draws a lot of international students. the focus as we've been talking about is foreign policy. so it's a perfect segue to the editor, publishing editor of the paper here at the university. the "ipulse" shows the final showdown is the story. and patricia is the publishing editor. you live in nicaragua but have
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german spanish, foreign policy, international issues. you are talking a lot about that. >> yes. to us, you know, having the third and final presidential debate was amazing. the fact that the top sick on foreign policy makes it even more interesting. 1/3 of our student are actually international. so it draws a lot of attention. >> reporter: so if you were to narrow it down, say, to two big issues among students here and what they wanted to hear tonight, what's affecting you here in the united states and also when you go back home overseas, what are your families talking about? they're watching the debates just like we are. >> of course. they all are all over the world. i think two of the main topics would be the arab spring, justice as we've been talking about it. an ongoing issue. we talk about it in class, we talk about it with our families. something else i would mention, for my opinion, would be the immigration status for international students who are studying here. and just about higher education. i know that doesn't have a lot to do with foreign policy, but it's an issue that we want to hear. we didn't hear a lot during the
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campaigns or conventions. >> what about the wars? topic tonight, of course, will be the war in afghanistan. >> yes. >> how much have you been talking about that and paying attention to, you know, both attend e candidates talking about the year 2014, possibly bringing everybody home. >> i mean, it means a lot, and we've actually implemented 80 classes toward curriculum that talk about, you know, the foreign policy issues, just anything and everything related to politics. we talk -- >> reporter: wow, 80 classes have been added, why is that? >> yes. when we got the notice that we were going to host the debate, we wanted every single student to be informed and excited for this date. we wanted to have everyone on campus. you know, be informed of what's going on. we learned from what happened in past history and what we will expect from this election. we know this is one of the most important elections in history. >> reporter: yes, it is. pa trish athank you very much. what's -- patricia, thank you very much. what's going to be the lead story tomorrow on ipulse," who
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wins? >> i think so. we have been planning this for months and have the stori-- they set up for tomorrow. >> reporter: looking at 90 minutes. if you come down to what everybody has been talking about in the battleground states, even though foreign policy is what will be the focus, it does come down to jobs. so tonight, a lot of posturing, who's going to look like the commander in chief. who's going to look like the more authentic future president, and how can you fold the economy into foreign policy? you have a strong economy, you have strong foreign policy. so obama, of course, has an advantage. four years already in office dealing with international issues. he's the one that succeeded in killing osama bin laden. it will be interesting to see what romney brings to the table. >> absolutely. so look out for the pivot, right? i mean, this is the last chance on this grand stage to get your economy, jobs message out there folded in with the foreign policy. >> reporter: that's right. bottom line, that's what people
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still care about. even when we brought up foreign policy issues to folks here in florida, it all came back to jobs. >> okay. we'll check back with you next hour. i believe you have one of the young republicans with you. it will be interesting to see what they have to say about what mitt romney has to say tonight. that's coming up in a half-hour. thanks again. >> thanks. and as many as 800 absentee ballots are missing in auburn hills, michigan. now city clerk says more than 1,400 were sent out october 3. only 650 have been accounted for. hundreds of residents have been called to find out why they haven't gotten theirs yet. the city says if they don't turn up soon, it will nullify the old ballot numbers and they'll send new ones. the hits keep coming for lance armstrong. the international cycling union says he has no place in cycling. and today the final and most crushing blow. [ man ] in hong kong, on my way to the board meeting...
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lance armstrong stripped of his seven tour de france titles and banned from the sport that made him an legend. the cycling union made the announcement after the u.s. anti-doping agency said the former pro was involved in a sophisticated doping program. now armstrong has denied the allegations all along. more from joe carter. what lance armstrong is most known for, what made him a superstar, what made him a multimillionaire household name has been officially erased from the history books. lance armstrong has been stripped of his seven tour de france titles. now cycling's governing body agreed with the u.s. anti-doping agency, calling the report alleging armstrong's doping "sickening." which then led to this decision this morning.
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>> ban lance armstrong of cycling and strip him of his seven tour de france titles. lance license has no place in cycling. >> the anti-doping agency said armstrong used drugs at the peak of his cycling career. but the union had the final say on his titles. armstrong has always bdenied th allegationses. no word yet on the decision. he can no longer be called a tour winner. according to the general director of the tour de france, nobody else will, as well. no one is going to get all of those titles. those years, all seven of those years, will remain vacant. from 1999 to 2005, the years armstrong won the tour, cycling was a very tainted sport. many of the riders have links to performance enhancing drugs. the director of the tour called the era "a time that will be forever tainted." in fact, if you go back and look at the record books, all but two riders who finished in the top five, the years that armstrong won, have been linked to have allegedly doped in one way or another.
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also today, armstrong's last major sponsor, oakley, has also decided to part ways. they join nike, trek bicycles, anheuser-busch, and 24-hour fitness who also dropped him last week. >> thanks, joe. a florida court will sentence the first person in the hazing deaths of florida a&m university band member robert champion. brian jones pleaded no contest to felony hazing charges, faces five years in prison. jones was going trial but changed his plea after a meeting last week with the judge and stated's attorney. the 23-year-old was a per suggestioni i percussionist in the band. he held champion in a bear hug. the judge commended jones' decision to change his plea. again, the 26-year-old robert champion died last november after being beaten to death by a dozen band members. the other band members pleaded not guilty. they will go on trial next year. michael lohan says he tried to stage an intervention for lindsay lohan, it just didn't work. he told "entertainment tonight" that lindsay's lawyers and staff
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were on board to try and get her help for substance abuse. >> lindsay's teams waiting to come by the house. before we could do anything, she took off and went to another hotel. everyone was on board from sean chapman holly to evan haney, david feldman, they were waiting. even larry thompson, the producer. all these people who love her, good people in her life, they were ready to do this. >> earlier cops were called after lohan and her mom got into an argument. lohan has been to rehab a few time in the past. boys are hitting pubertsy earlier than -- puberty earlier than ever. typically they start at 11 1/2. doctors behind a large study say in some cases it's starting up to two years earlier. similar patterns have been also found in young girls. doctors say they do not know what's causing the change, but it could be diet or kids getting less physical exercise. . twitter could help students
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get better grades. college students who tweet for class are more engaged and end up doing better, according to a study by a professor at michigan state who taught a class focused on tweeting. she said twitter helped students collaborate, write concisely, and directly talk to some authors. here's a look at stories we're working on for you at hln -- new details in the deadly spa shooting in wisconsin. the gunman killed himself after shooting seven women and killing three. police say the suspect had a history of domestic violence. for days now there have been rumors that former cuban president fidel castro was near deaths. he'd not been seen in public for months. do new released pictures put the rumors to rest? plus, why george clooney has been called to testify in the sex scandal trial of former italian prime minister silvio berlusconi. that's coming up in ten minutes.
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welcome back. 11 suspects are accused of plotteding a major terrorist strike that targeted americans in jordan. sources tell cnn the u.s. embassy in amman was on their hit list along with shopping centers, diplomats, foreign nationals, all 11 suspects are said to be jordanian citizens. the plan reportedly involved using explosives, booby trapped cars, submachine guns and
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mortars. the suspects have described as associated with the ideology of al qaeda. fidel castro is still alive. venezuelan politician says he has proof. it's a photo he says he took over the weekend. there's been speculation lately about whether castro's still with us. the former vice president of venezuela says he met the former cuban leader saturday. and he's doing very well. castro's 86, had not been seen publicly since march when he met with the pope. the tsa is swapping out its x-ray scanners that many people right wing too revealing and replacing them with machines that could get you through security faster. the tsa told a news sites that it's happening in some of the busiest airports like l.a. and chicago. the scanners will show a more generic image of the body. at least seven people were injured when an amtrak train jumped the tracks in michigan. amtrak says none of the injuries were life threatening. but the train came just short of hitting some freight cars that were still sitting on another track. passengers said things could
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have been much worse if the train had hit those cars. a little girl is fighting for her life after she was mistaken for a sdmunk her mean costume and shot. the 9-year-old was wearing a black outfit with a white tasselled hat. she was at a halloween party saturday in beaver county, pennsylvania. a relative shot her in the shoulder with a shotgun. she was flown to the hospital where she had surgery. no charges have been filed yet. a sunscreen is being recalled because it can burst into flames on your skin. banana boat spray sunscreens could catch fire if they come in contact with the flame or spark before the spray has dried. so far, four cases of burns have been reported in the u.s. and canada. the company that makes the sunscreen says it has notified the fda, and stores are being told to take the sprays off the shelf. when an 8-year-old girl got the surprise of her life when her mom came home after serving in afghanistan. [ applause ] >> i love you. >> i love you, too.
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>> army sergeant melody webb surprised her daughter at her school assembly. her husband's still deployed. she says leaving her little girl is never easy. >> the military gets so much praise, but we forget to praise the families. i'm just glad to be home. and i -- i pray for the families and the troops that are still over there. >> maya's been living with her grandma while mom and dad are gone. it was grandma's idea to put together the special surprise. you can win $50,000 if you can find a way to stop those annoying recorded sales pitches that you get on your phone. the government's using a collective contest to see what fresh ideas are out there. many robo calls are already illegal. that doesn't stop them. contestants, by the way, have to prove their idea works, and it's got to be simple to use. how about this, tim tebow owns the trademark for tebowing.
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there it is. it's a great investment because it's everywhere, t-shirts, billboards, posters. tebow said he didn't acquire the trademark for financial gain, he just wants to make sure it's used in the right way. a broncos fan last year to get the trademark but failed. did you see this -- a fan at the florida state-miami game goes on to the field in the middle of the play. the guy in the orange shirt, right there. don't know how he didn't get run over. the officiating crew said the fan did not have an impact on the play itself. teen moms have a lot on their plates. find out what high schoolers are doing to keep them in school.
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heart stealer and says that she saw clooney at one of berlusconi's infamous parties. clooney says he was not at the party. well, adele is a new mom, according to "people" magazine. the british singer had a baby boy with her boyfriend. she just announced in june that she was pregnant. now adele recently recorded the theme for the latest james bond movie. a friend says that she's laying low now and nesting. a little girl fighting brain cancer got to meet justin bieber. 4-year-old haley rhozier wasn't sure if she would make it, but a media station donated passes so she could meet bieber. she told justin bieber she loved him. a high school in richmond, virginia, is one of the latest to open a daycare to help teen momps as moms. as athena jones shows us, it helps the girls to graduated. >> reporter: teen mom alexis barbie has big goals. >> i would like to be a nurse or
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a lawyer. >> reporter: when she got pregnant at 16, she feared she'd have to put them on hold. >> i thought that -- am i going to be able to go to school every day, who's going to be there to watch my child? like, am i going to be able to finish? like -- i had a lot going through my mind. >> reporter: now she brings her daughter with her to high school. while alexis goes to class, hear daughter goes to daycare downstairs. alexis also gets parenting classes which includes spending time at the daycare. the program is funded with local and federal dollars. administrators hope the program will help raise graduation rates. just 38% of teen girls who have a child before age 18 get a high school diploma. armstrong high's program is a win-win for teens like alexis, says her principal. >> i've known alicks is for four years -- alexis for four years. this is a different marksture type of student who really wants
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her diplomamp so the childcare lab affords her that opportunity. >> reporter: while it's not known how many high schools offer daycare, programs are available across the country. studies show that providing teen mothers with access to childcare at school not only increases their likelihood of graduating, it also lowers the chance they'll have another child while in high school. when do you think you'll have another child? >> when i get my own place and when i finish school and have a good job. >> reporter: some critics say the programs are not a good use of taxpayer dollars. >> something we should be looking to charitable organizations, philanthropists, lots of people interested in these things to fund it. >> reporter: on the contrary, says the director of federal grants for richmond city schools. she believes the spring invaluable. >> the data for parents who don't graduate from high school is going to be a ripple negative impact on their children's education. >> reporter: the daycare gives alexis peace of mind. >> she's in a good place. >> reporter: and alexis is in a
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better place, too. determined to graduate on time next spring. athena jones, cnn, richmond, virginia. an aircraft that carried mitt romney's ad made an emergency landing in an old field this weekend. similar to a blimp. it went down because of high winds. police say the pilot figured he wouldn't make it to the airport and shot for an open field. he landed even though the aircraft flipped over. one woman saw the political message in all that. >> it was floating backwards, it looked like it was actually coming down. it was strange. i thought, boy, mitt romney really wants us to votes for him. >> police say thankfully no one was injured in all of that. four people are dead after a shooting at a wisconsin spa. we will tell you what we know about the suspect and his history of domestic violence.
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welcome back. a judge told a wisconsin man he could not go near his ex-wife in four years. but he showed up at a spa with a gun and fuel to start a fire. radcliffe haughton killed three women and wounded four others near milwaukee yesterday. officers rushed to a manage expecting a gun fight and found a building full of smoke. one woman doesn't know what happened to her stylist who works there. >> my mom's been texting, saying she works in the first, you know, one of the first styling
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spots there, and that's where she is. so i'm hoping it's -- she's okay, but we don't know. >> police say haughton apparently committed suicide before they got to him. he apparently tried to set the building on fire. and they found a propane gas tank that he may have planted. the sprinklers helped douse the flames. haughton had a history of domestic violence. we don't know whether his wife was among the victims. the father was killed, and a mom badly hurt trying to protect kids from a gunman. police in englewood, california, believe the man set his house on fire and went to his neighbor's and started shooting. the body was found slumped over three children, the mother was shot in both legs but carried their fourth child out of the house. he later died. police found a body in the rubble but aren't sure if it's him. the mom and two children are in the hospital. happening today, a kennedy is on trial to face charges he assaulted two nurses. douglas kennedy is the 10th child of the late robert f.
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kennedy. he's accused of hurting nurses at a new york hospital. in january, kennedy tried to take his newborn son outside. the nurses say when they tried to stop him, he grabbed and kicked them. his lawyer says kennedy did nothing wrong. you'll likely have some extra cash this holiday season. gas prices down eight cents over the last couple of weeks to a average in of $3.67. get this -- prices may drop another 30 cents by late november. got to get the latest on this. allison kosek joins us from the new york stock exchange. everyone's loving it. what's the reason for the drop? >> reporter: okay, there are a few things going on here. for one, the supply crunch in california is easing. a power outage at one refine three and a fire at another, that had caused prices to spike earlier this months. also, there's a decline in crude oil prices themselves. oil, you remember, makes up a majority of our gasoline prices. those have actually been coming down since the beginning of september. then there's the typical seasonal slowdown that we see after the peak driving season. what's happening is there's less
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demand which means we don't see stations rising -- raising prices. plus, you've got refiners switching to a cheaper blend of fuel this time of year, the winter blend. they no longer use the cleaner, expensive summer blend. you roll that together, and it brings down gas prices even a little bit. gas analysts that we talked to tell us they expect prices to bottom in the $3.35 to $3.50 range in the next several weeks. we can only hope. mike? >> okay. and i mentioned holiday shopping. yeah, great to have extra cash in our pocket. how much of a difference could it make, though? what are retailers hoping for here? >> it could be a good sign. especially since high fwrigas ps are often cited as holding people back from buying other things. if prices continue a downward trend, they may drive to stores farther away and spend when they get there. the national retail federation says that holiday sales are expected to rise more than 4% this year.
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and if you've been to the stores lately, you see big incentives like layaway and price matching. even if people are nervous about gas prices, retailers are doing what they can to attract shoppers. now, as for the election implications because there are election implications, you know, lowering gas prices has really been a huge talking points during the campaign. analysts say the recent drop in gas prices could actually help president obama. you know, it may not be logical, but if consumers see prices rising or falling while a candidate is in office, they'll get the credit or could get the blame. mike? >> absolutely. even "saturday night live," they spoofed a question about gas prices. one of their skits saturday. if people are watching, sure. allison, thanks again. appreciate it. speaking of the candidates, tonight 9:00 eastern, president obama and mitt romney will face off for the last time. third and final debated before the election. the debates in boca raton focusing on foreign policy. now the president studied up this weekend at camp david, mitt romney spent time campaigning at the beach in south florida.
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now tonight's questions may focus on international issues, but voters say they still want answers on the economy. >> what i really want to see also is about college education. kids can't afford it today. >> going down the drain, and why are we giving away foreign aid? we can't pay our bills, how can we pay someone else's? >> hands down, the scariest time in my lifetime that i've seen that's going on in the world. >> with just 15 days to go until the election, the race closer than ever, the candidates tied 47-47. according to a brand new nbc/"wall street journal" poll. tonight's debate is crucial. an act of kindness can go a long way. one woman's good deed went viral after she helped out a complete stranger at a target.
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the floor of a florida apartment building collapsed during a crowded party. police in tallahassee say dozens of people were packed in one apartment saturday night. around 1:30 in the morning, the floor caved in. >> i turned my head for a second, and then the ground just
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started shaking. i turned, and the floor was gone. people were gone. the floor just kept on caving in more and more. so at that point in time, everybody was just trying to get out for their lives. so i jumped out the window. >> 55 people were taken to hospitals. everyone's expected to be okay. an oregon family struggling to make ends meet was stunned when an anonymous stranger paid their grocery bill. a target cashier says the family's bill topped $160, but their credit card was declined. the woman in line quietly covered the tab. then she told the stunned clerk she knew what it was like to need some help. >> i will always remember her. and she has no idea the impact that she made and on how many people. she has no idea. he look at me and goes, you know what, he goes, i didn't have enough for my bill, he goes, but i've got a $20 bill. i'm going to pay that for her. she ended up giving me the money that she was going to spend. and then the next person came
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through the line which i believe was the two teenage girls. they're teenager, and what would -- what would i have done as a teenager? score. i wouldn't have thought of passing it on to the next person. but they didn't. >> other shoppers were so inspired, they started donating, as well. the story went viral when the clerk posted it on facebook. would you have helped the family, as well? what would you do? our newest show puts people in situations like this. check it out. the mother in this clip is an actress. but the shoppers nearby, they're real. >> this could be a scene playing out in your own hometown grocery store. >> i'm a single parent. and i work -- i have four kids. >> a mother or father struggling to feed their family. with about one in eight americans relying on food stamps, we wanted to see how fellow shoppers might react to someone in need. >> try it again. >> okay.
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>> we rigged these cameras inside the store to capture these women, all actors we hired. >> have $50 on my card. >> along with the cashier. part of our team, too. >> you don't have enough on there. >> take off the baby food -- >> there's no way. i have no money on my card? can we put this back? >> okay. >> at the cash register, our first actor tries to check out. >> it's insufficient funds. that's food stamps, right? >> yes. >> then -- >> i'm going to take these off, it will probably go down more. >> okay. >> i'll pay for it. get her stuff. >> we decided to up the ante and add another actor to the mix. >> they're going to pay for her? >> i can pay you back. you have an address -- >> ring your stuff up, go ahead. >> i can pay you back. >> bag your stuff up. take it as a blessing. >> that doesn't help these people. really doesn't. >> is it your money or my money? it's my money. let me spend my money the way i want. god told me to bless her so she could feed her family. let her feed her family. >> that's -- that's a wonderful
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here's a look at some of the stories we're covering on hln. the first defendant charged in robert champion an's hazing dea one charged today. champion is the florida a&m drug major who died after being beaten in a hazing ritual. mored drama with the lohans. her father says he tries to stage an emergency intervention. why he's worried again. singer garth brooks singing a happy tune. he was inducted into the country music hall of fame. 23 people have died from
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meningitis linked to the tainted steroid shots. north carolina reported its first death. 281 people who got contaminated shots have gotten sick. the cdc even found the deadly fungus in unopened vials at a massachusetts pharmacy. a 60-year-old cleveland man was beaten when he refused to give thieves his money. the whole thing caught on tape. pretty brutal, graphic here. gregory perry was leaving a convenient store when it happened. these guys even kicked him in the face after they took his money. one of the suspects has been identified. police hope the video will help them find the other. perry ended one a cuts lip and broken bones on his face. theme seven people were injure -- at least seven people were injured when an amtrak train jumped the tracks in michigan. none of the injuries was life threatening. the train came short of hitting freight cars on another track. some passengers said things could have been a lot worse if the train had hit those cars. a little girl is fighting for her life after she was mistaken for a skunk in a halloween costume and she was
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shot. she's 9 years old, wearing a black outfit with a white tasselled hat. she was at a halloween party in beaver county, pennsylvania. a relative shot her in the shoulder with a shotgun. she was flown to a hospital where she had surgery. no charges have been filed as of yet. a detroit paramedic who gave a fire victim a blanket to keep will not be punished. now the man said he was told he would be reprimanded for give away department property. but after a public backlash, the department says he's not in trouble. after the story went viral, some people like charles hanky started blanket drives. >> the point is, you know, if you don't have enough blankets to give away to people who need them, we'll provide them. >> thank you very much. >> the group gathered more than 350 blankets for homeless shelters. staying up today with the latest smartphones can get pricey. clark howard says there's an easy way to sell your own cell
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phone to help pay for the new one. here we are in the midst of the christmas shopping season. and you know what so many people shop for, being santa for themselves, they buy new cell phones. that's even more intense this fall because of the new iphone 5 and the samsung galaxy 3. so if you're getting one of these new fancy-dancy cell phones, what happens to your old one? why don't you turn that old cell phone into cash? if you have an old smartphone, it could be worth more than you realize. now there are atms popping up around the country called echo atms. you can take actually your phone to one and then they use digital photography and artificial intelligence and on the spot make you a cash offer for your unwanted cell phone. there are other ways, as well, for you to ditch your old cell phone. amazon's been doing a buyback program. ebay. in fact, gazelle is an easy-breezy place for you to sell yours. if you want to turn it into cash
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garth brooks is now a member of the country music hall of fame. he was honored last night in nashville. at one point he became emotional and said it was the greatest moment of his career.
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two others were also inducted into the hall. hollywood has been known to put a spin on movies such as "argo." instead of talking about hollywood's version of the rescue scene, they got rescue workers to reunite and they wel their own story. >> six hostages went out a back exit. where are they? >> reporter: in the movie "argo," ben affleck plays tony menendez who hatches a plan to rescue six americans who eluded capture during the iranian revolution. >> it's a science fiction movie. we all fly into tehran together. >> that science fiction movie is called "argo." these are the real embassy workers on which the film is based. what was your first thought when you saw it? >> it was more exciting than the
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real thing. >> reporter: bob anders, lee shotz, mike and cora lee lijek, the first time they sat down together for a tv interview. the only one who couldn't be with us was kathleen's husband joe currently working for the state department in sudan. >> these are the actors who played you. what do you think? >> sure looks like joe. >> he used to wear these little sleeveless sweater vests. >> reporter: they took me back to the day, november 4, 1979 when an iranian student climbed the walls and stormed the u.s. embassy. >> what went through your mind? >> this will only last for a little while before the government will come and stop this. and i just tried to keep my staff kind of calm and collected. >> i remember telling my mother after about the first 24 to 48 hours. i said, don't worry, you're going to see some things on the
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news and i'm safe and i'll call you in a few days. of course, i didn't call back for three months. >> reporter: 79 days, they hid with iranians and diplomats. they became known as the house guests. >> at one point there was revolutionary guards posted outside the door. >> reporter: then on january 26, 1980 -- >> there was a knock on the door. i opened the door, and there's two guys standing there in trench coats. and i said, really? trench coats. >> this is what i do and i've never let them get me. >> tony was a very likeable guy. >> reporter: did you trust him? >> we didn't have a lot of choice. no thanks, send in another infiltration expert. >> you really believe your story is going to make a difference? >> i think my story is the only
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thing between you and a john deere head. >> we all ordered drinks. i'm sure people wondered why there were these arms that went up as we made eye contact, because we were sitting in different places. but we knew why. here's some of the stories trending on line right now. lance armstrong's seven tour de france titles have been taken away. the record books will show no winner from 1999 to 2005. this final takedown comes after the u.s. anti-doping agency says it found overwhelming evidence of him using performance-enhancing drugs. he fully denies the allegation. taylor swift has a new album out. it's called "red." just a couple weeks from
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election day. see the gold states behind me? there's nine of them. basically it's going to decide the election. coming up, we'll go to one of
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the president and his challanger face to face tonight in the third and final debate. we're just about a couple weeks before the election, so will this final contest be the one that tips the election one way or another? lance armstrong stripped of his seven tour de france titles and banned from the sport for life. but the head of cycling's governing body says the sport will move forward. a sting operation brings down a terrorist plot, but do
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these make things safer or do they target unlikely suspects? welcome to hln. i'm mike galanos. all right, 15 days until the election. one last presidential debate tonight for mitt romney and barack obama. let's take a look at that cnn electoral map. the way it stands, the red states is where mitt romney is leading, blue states is where president obama leads, but the gold states still to be decided. states like nevada, colorado, wisconsin. the big one, ohio, virginia, new hampshire, and of course another big one, florida. that's where the debate is being held tonight and that's where we find keira phillips, boca raton. >> reporter: neck and neck. >> neck and neck, right? it's going to come down to what, nine states? you got to fight for the vote of women where president obama leads, the men mitt romney
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leads. >> caller: nine states, 90 minutes. i think we have a headline right there. that's basically what it's going to come down to. and you're right, the undecided voters, how are these twin states going to turn out? the female vote, i mean, women still are going to play a huge part in how this could turn out. what we've been talking about is the soft obama women. these are the women that were all about obama, that took him to a win four years ago, and now a lot of them not so sure, so that female vote is huge. but 90 minutes tonight right here at the performing arts center at lind university. i told you about that an hour ago, and it's perfect. the topic is foreign policy. when bob hughes sits down to ask those questions, it will be about the war in afghanistan, china. what does that mean to the students here? what does that mean to people living here, the foreign policy? it all ties to jobs as well.
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the better the economy, better we are at foreign policy. i'm going to bring in mark spiro. you've been looking forward to tonight for sure. romney had a great first debate, obama came out strong the second time around. what are you thinking about as we approach tonight as a young republican? >> i think we're going to come out strong in his performance again but weak on facts. >> weak on the facts. really? go more into that. >> he's going to be inconsistent with what his administration will do on libya. >> you're talking about obama. you feel obama will come out weak. >> right. he comes out fighting but never has anything to back it up. i'm really looking forward to a strong and consistent performance by governor romney. we know where he is on the issues. we feel confident he'll put out a stunning performance tonight. >> foreign policy, though. the president has had four years experience. he's succeeded in taking down the killing of osama bin laden. romney is really going to have
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to prove himself that he's knowledgeable and he's going to be an effective commander in chief in foreign policy. where are his strengths, in your mind, in foreign policy? >> governor romney is obviously on the back burner, but we commend the president for getting osama bin laden, but he was leading an incredibly experienced team. when president obama was senator obama, he had significantly less experience than the former governor does at the moment. he had less experience than george bush did in 2000, and as bit clinton said in 2008, he said, you can never really be prepared to be president. i can't even imagine what that's like. i'm sure senator obama couldn't imagine on january 19, 2009. so governor romney is the best choice.
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he's done trade missions with the u.s., china. >> so for you as a college student, what are you thinking about more? are you thinking of a job? are you thinking of paying off school? are you thinking about possibly going back to london where you were born? do you want to stay in the states? what's your story and what's on your mind as you're watching this final debate? what are you thinking about for your future? >> i'd like nothing more than to be here. i love this country, and i think that's something governor romney really recognizes, that if people came to america and you want to work hard, you should be able to become part of this society. i have a vested interest. governor romney very strongly believes if you graduate from either an undergraduate degree or master's degree, which is what i'm studying now, you should be given a green card to
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finish your diploma. >> the president tonight, looking at governor romney and looking at the president, what is romney going to have to do to convince those undecided voters to vote for him? >> first of all, i think what most people know about governor romney, he gets that phone call at 3:00 in the morning, that somebody there will pick up the phone that you can trust, they only serve unanimously. he's going to love child of his chair and really go for the governor. he was sleeping in the first debate. we've seen president romney consistent in the debate and we're going to see that as president. >> thank you so much. all right. so, mike, it will definitely be interesting to see. you know, mark pointed out how
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obama and romney both appeared in the first debate and the second debate. and the talk tonight is both campaigns have been working on how each individual will come across imagewise. who will be that commander in chief that can lead this country in war? who is that one man that can deal with china, with terrorism, with the military? because that all plays into our economy as well. the stronger we are with the economy, the honger we are with former policy. it is going to be interesting who plays tonight. >> we're going to hear about libya again and try to redo that on both sides. >> absolutely. that became a hot topic the last debate and that's what made headlines, as you know. what does the white house know and roche knee advisers that he
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will more than likely bring that up and tie that into where that campaign seas struggling with foreign policy. but on the bright side, mike, sources say, but they're going to that that administration had dealt with. it will be interesting to see, there might be a few nuggets that come out. >> keira, i know we'll be talking to you throughout the day as we continue to give the folks there in florida he is. >> just keep coming for lance armstrong in a bad way. the international psych liblg yurn says the most crushing
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lance armstrong deserves to be forgotten in cycling. >> pretty tough words there from the president of the international cycling union about lance armstrong. armstrong was stripped of his seven tour de france titles and banned from the sport that really made him a legend. the union announced their decision today. this comes after the u.s. anti-doping agency accused him of being involved in a sophisticated doping program. >> my message so cycling, to our writers, to our sponsors and to our fans. cycling has a future. this is not the first time cycling has reached a crossroads
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and has had to begin anew and start the painful process of confronting its past. it will do so with purpose, and stakeholders and fans can be sure it will find a new path forward. >> another one of armstrong's sponsors dropped him. oakley only wants to move forward with athletes who are clean and fair and honest. so far armstrong has not commented on losing his contracts, but he has always maintained his innocence. he was representing his foundation and he told the crowd he appreciated their support. he stepped down as chairman last week. a florida court will sentence the first person in the hazing death of band member robert champion. brian jones faces five years in prison. he was going to go to trial but changed his plea. the 23-year-old was a
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percussionist in the florida mann marching band. he once held champion in a bear hug. robert champion died last december after being beaten to death by a dozen band members. the other band members pleaded not guilty and will go to trial next year. if you filled up your car lately, you probably noticed you're paying a little less at the pump. the average price of regular has fallen to $3.75 a gallon. the average price fell more than 8 cents the last couple weeks, and the reason for that fall is the crude oil prices have come down. the price in california has eased as well, and gas suppliers are pushing that cheaper winter blend of gas. they said prices could continue to fall well into november. lindsay lohan's dad said he tried to stage an intervention for her and her whole team was behind it. we just heard from her team and they're taking shots at michael lohan. inator's phone
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at least seven people were injured when an amtrak train jumped the tracks in michigan. amtrak said none of the injuries were life threatening but the train came just short of hitting
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some freight cars that were sitting on another track and the passengers said things could have been a lot worse if the train had hit those cars. a little girl is fighting for her life after she was mistaken for a skunk in her halloween costume. she's nine years old and she was wearing a black outfit with a white tassel hat at a halloween party in pennsylvania. a relative shot her in the shoulder with a shotgun. she was flown to the hospital where she had surgery. no charges have been filed as of yet. michael lohan says he tried to stage an intervention for his daughter lindsay but it didn't work, and a rep says he was just trying to gain publicity. michael says his lawyers and her staff were all on board to try to get her help for substance abuse. >> we were waiting for lindsay to come by the house, and before we could do anything, she left and went to another hotel. but everybody was on board to david feldman, even larry
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thompson from the producer, and all these people who loved her, they were all ready to do this. >> lindsay's team says they're not associated with michael or his actions. remember foreign italian leader berlusconi? she said she saw clooney at one of his infamous parties. clooney said he was not at the party. a mom and her daughter have been reunited, a special moment that brought lots of cheers and tears. familygram arranged this surprise homecoming. >> after four tours of duty, months of being away from home, army sergeant melanie webb just back from afghanistan counted down the seconds when she would be reunited with her little girl. >> she has no idea.
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>> maya and her third grade class didn't know that their principal planned a surprise homecoming. a moment which brought family, friends, and of course mother and daughter to tears. >> i love you. >> i love you, too. >> a bit shocked and speechless but happy to have mom home. >> you've grown so much, i can't believe it. >> sergeant webb who has served for the past eight years says leaving her daughter is the hardest part. >> the military gets lots of prayers but we forget to pray for our families. >> while her father is still deployed, this is a family that depends on e-mails and skype. >> they're our backbone, so i just thank god for them. >> maya's grandmother, who has
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been caring for maya since mom has been away, thought of it as just the beginning of time together and catching up. >> i'm glad to be home. i just pray for the families and the troops that are still over there. >> thanks again to kptv's natalie brandt for that report. a college student was planning a major attack on the u.s., but some say the man was in a major trap. it has also raised serious questions. look, if you have copd like me, you know it can be hard to breathe, and how that feels. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder
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jordanian officials. these suspects are described as obsessed with the idealogy of al qaeda. many of the suspects caught in a danger plot is foiled. susan candiotti digs deeper into cases that are entrapment. >> breaking news, the fbi says it foiled a plot -- >> the man did not know he was being tracked by an fbi sting. >> the suspect faces charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. >> allegedly one wanted to set up a car bomb outside a bank. the accused? from bangladesh, he brought in several undercover agents to help him build a dummy bomb. on his own, could the student have pulled off an alleged
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scheme to, quote, destroy america? they stand by its use of an informant, claiming al qaeda connections had actively sought recruits. defense lawyer ron koby, who was not involved in this case, questions the use of informants in this investigation and others. >> prosecutors say we're not building the bomb, they're going out there and buying the ingredients. they're the ones that are taking the active role in this. >> but that's not true. these people, for the most part, lack any capacity to carry into practice the evil things that they want to do. they have absolutely no ability to do it. sometimes they're of subnormal or dramatically subnormal intelligence. >> reporter: there is an ongoing debate over how informants are used. in 2006, the so-called liberty city 7 were secretly recorded by the fbi. homeless in miami with an
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informant accused of wanting to blow up a federal building and the sears tower. a jury foreman said this. >> i don't think any of us on the jury felt that these guys were really that dangerous or, quote, terrorists. >> reporter: but after a trial, five of the men were convicted. in another case involving this man, the fbi dropped its investigation, because according to sources, there were questions about possible entrapment involving an informant. new york city authorities say the case is solid and are prosecuting jose pimantel, an alleged cartel supervisor accused of setting off pipe bombs. this mockup shows how powerful the bombs could have been. those images or just the prospect of them can be enough to convince juries, according to national analyst peter bergen. >> if it's 100% pleading guilty,
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great. juries are just not buying the idea that these guys are getting entrapped. >> i don't know that i disagree with the fact that this person should be removed from the street. >> i sense there is a "but" coming in. >> the "but" is we want law enforcement, when law enforcement gets involved, to defuse these things rather than to encourage people to act out their angriest moments. >> reporter: going undercover, using informants, deciding who is really capable of launching a terror attack. that's the issue. and making that call can have life-changing consequences. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. four people are dead after a shooting at a wisconsin spa. we will tell you what we know about the suspect and his history of domestic violence.
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. an update now on the search for a killer. police matched dna from jessica ridgeway's book bag to dna police found during a recent sex assault. that's according to kdvr. the ten-year-old's body was found just a few miles from her home on october 12 after she went missing days earlier. police said the body was not intact. the backpack was found in a nearby neighborhood, still one of the key pieces of evidence in this case. investigators are also zeroing in on a handmade wooden cross discovered at the crime scene. was it made by jessica's killer?
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nancy grace and her team will have the latest developments in this case, so watch her tonight at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. eastern right here horks ln. a mom of four who was supposed to be celebrating her we had dag was found stabbed to death. she was found murdered in her brooklyn apartment the day before her wedding and just hours before a planned baby shower. smith's older children, who were in their teens and 20s, they didn't live with her. they're said to be inconsolable. smith's family says she was due in two weeks. her unborn child did not survive. police say there was no sign of forced entry, no weapon recovered at her apartment. our hln law enforcement analyst mike brooks. you hear this kind of thing on so many fronts. she was going to get married, have a baby and gets stabbed to death. what about her fiance? where is he? >> the fiance spent the whole day yesterday with law enforcement, with nypd, being
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talked to. apparently he may still be married and still be her fiance. it's just a crazy story, mike. but apparently they found a note underneath the body. now, the note basically said there was -- after they found it when they rolled her over, it basically said that a pregnant woman a week would die unless the d.c. sniper, washington, d.c. sniper -- remember, we just had the ten-year anniversary of this -- malveaux was going to be let out of prison. do they think this has anything to do with it? law enforcement thinks that could be a ruse to throw them off their investigation. but you have to look into everything, mike, so if i'm law enforcement, i'm going to go back and look at, okay, did anybody send him a letter from new york, because police officials will know where these letters came from. does that letter have anything to do with her murder?
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maybe, maybe not. but you go back to the fiance. as you said, mike, always look the closest -- where was he? apparently his car, his bmw was still there at the crime scene. so, you know, it's just very strange. she also was having a dispute, apparently, with her sister. she's been evicted from a number of different apartments, and back in may, she was evicted from -- or back in march, i should say, was evicted from an apartment and she and her sister got into it. her sister was saying she cared more about this man than her own kids, she didn't know who the baby's father was. who else is she involved with, possibly? but, again, you look at the people close to them, family members and this fiance to find out where everybody was when this happened. >> so sad. she was very into her church community. i know there were people lined up. they were singing hymns, her body was carried out. are those folks who knew her well saying anything about this fiance, the relationship, any
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potential disputes there, volatility in that relationship? >> no. according to all accounts, she was getting along with anthony jackman, the fiance. so, you know, there didn't seem to be any problems here, but you know, mike, how many different stories do we cover here on hln? you never know what goes on behind closed doors, but law enforcement thinks it is someone that she knows that is involved in this because there was no forced entry. if it was a random act of violence, the door would have been kicked open in the apartment where she lived, but nypd, i see this all the time, it doesn't matter if, but it matters when they get a suspect. >> about to be married and now dealing with this. all right, a judge told a wisconsin man he couldn't go near his wife for the next four years but he showed up at a spa where she worked with a gun and the fuel to start a fire. police from wisconsin say radcliffe haughton killed three
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women, wounded four others in milwaukee yesterday. officers rushed to the mall expecting a gun fight and found a building full of smoke. one woman didn't know what happened to her stylist who works there. >> my mom has been texting me saying she works in one of the first styling spots there and that's where she is, so i'm hoping she's okay, but we don't know. >> the police say haughton apparently committed suicide before they got to him. he apparently tried to set the building on fire. they found a propane gas tank he planted but the sprinklers helped douse the flames. haughton had a history of domestic violence. we don't know if his wife was among the victims. tonight at 9:00 eastern, president obama and mitt romney will face off for the last time before the election. the debate in boca raton, florida focuses on foreign policy. president obama spent the week in camp david while mitt romney
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spent time at the beach there. we asked residents what it's like to be the focus of so much attention. >> we don't answer the phone anymore. it just keeps going and going and going. >> love it, love it because it means my vote matters more than other people and the other 42 states who have decided to go red or blue. >> very annoying. the phone rings all the time. i have an answering machine. if i don't answer it, it takes down all my messages. >> my wife gets probably five or six calls a day on her cell phone and our home phone. we don't listen to them. >> clearly anything can happen on live tv. a lot of planning and preparation and negotiation, though, went into tonight's debate. a lot of what you're seeing has already been determined. now a look at the contract hammered out beforehand. >> you'll get your chance in a moment. i'm still speaking. and the answer is i don't believe people think that's the case because -- that wasn't a
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question. that was a statement. >> months before the fighting began at last week's debate, there was a whole lot of fighting over the exact details of the debate. and we're talking really exact. everything from the color of the backdrop to the position of the chairs, even the hand shake at the beginning. they said the candidates shall enter the stage simultaneously, proceed to center stage, shake hands and proceed directly to their positions. "time" magazine got its hands on the 26-page contract for all of the debates called the memorandum of understanding. the contract even lays out which questions will be asked, and for last week's debate, the contract says the moderator shall approve all questions to be posed by the you audience members to the candidates. >> governor, this question is for you. >> it's one thing to have rules. that doesn't mean they were followed. page 4 of the contract says the candidates may not ask each other direct questions. but it wasn't just governor
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romney. president obama did it, too. page 3 says, no candidate may reference or cite any specific individual sitting in the debate audience. >> that's going to help jeremy get a job -- >> oops. well, you know what they say. >> production on government land -- >> is down. >> rules were made to be broken. >> this contract signed by a representative of each campaign, not the actual candidates themselves. as for where the debates are held, that's decided ahead of time. the commission on presidential debates chooses the locations but doesn't explain publicly why. again, we're 15 days away from the election, the race closer than ever. the candidates are tied 47% each. that's according to a brand new nbc wall street journal poll. so tonight's debate, huge. could be crucial in deciding this election. well, high school is offering daycare for teen parents. some people, they're not happy about it. motion.
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l.a. and chicago. the new scanners will show a more generic image of the body. a daycare center is now open in a high school in richmond, virginia. the school district says the program will help cut the dropout rate by keeping teen parents in school. critics don't like the idea that tax money is used to pay for it, but many administrators and students, they back the program. >> i thought that, am i going to be able to go to school every day? who is going to be there to watch my child? am i going to be able to finish? >> this is such a different mature type of student who really wants to get her diploma and the child care allows her that opportunity. >> there are lots of people interested in funding this. >> the students can also take parenting classes, which include spending time at date care. you want that new cell phone? what do you do with the old one?
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douglas kennedy is on trial on assault charges of two nurses. he is accused of hurting the nurses in a new york hospital. in january kennedy tried to take his newborn son outside. nurses say when they tried to stop him, he grabbed and kicked them. his lawyer says he did nothing wrong. a man is hurt trying to protect his children from gunmen. it is believed he set his home on fire and went to a neighbor's home and started shooting. the dad's body was slumped over his children. the mother had broken both legs but she still carried children out of the house. he died. mother and children are in the hospital. the floor of an apartment building collapsed during a florida party. dozens of people were packed into one apartment saturday night. this was around 1:30 in the morning and the floor just caved in. >> i turned my head for a second
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and then the ground just started shaking. i turned, and the floor was gone, and people were gone. the floor just kept on caving in more and more, so at that point in time, everybody was just trying to get out for their lives, so i jumped out the window. >> 55 people were taken to hospitals. everyone is expected to recover. if you want the latest smartphones, they can get pretty pricey. but our money expert clark howard says there are easy ways to sell your old cell phone to get some cash to pay for the new one. >> here we are in the middle of the christmas season, and do you know what so many people shop for for themselves? they buy new smartphones, and that's even more intense this fall because of the iphone 5 and the samsung galaxy 3. if you're getting one of those new fancy, dancy cell phones, why don't you turn that old one into cash?
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weekend. similar to a blimp t went down because of some high winds. the pilot figured he wouldn't make it back to the airport, so he shot for an open field, and he landed, even though the aircraft flipped over. one woman saw a political message in all that. >> it was floating backwards. it looked like it was actually coming down. it was strange. i thought, boy, mitt romney really wants us to really wants us to vote for him. >> police say thankfully no one was injured in all of that. garth brooks was inducted into the hall of fame last night. he said it was the greatest day of his career. a little girl fighting brain cancer got to meet justin bieber last night. 4-year-old haley rose wasn't sure it would happen. the hospital was on lock down because of the spa shooting in wisconsin but it reopened just in time a local radio station donated its media passes to haley so she could meet justin bieber.
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the pope canonized six newly recognized saints. and george mcgovern passed away yesterday, 90 years old. former senator ran against richard nixon for president in 1972. funeral services are friday in his home state of south dakota. president obama paid tribute saying he was a statesman of great conscience and conviction. fidel castro is still alive. venezuelan politician has proof, he says it is a photo he took over the weekend. there has been a lot of speculation lately about whether castro is well, whether or not he is alive. former vice president of venezuela says he met with the former cuban leader saturday and says he is doing well. castro, by the way is 86 and hasn't been seen publicly since mash much when he met with the pope. cuba making easier for citizens to travel in and out of the country. starting next year, they will face fewer hurdles. >> reporter: outside the u.s.
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diplomatic mission in havana, you can almost always find long lines of people waiting in the hot sun. cubans hoping to travel abroad need endless patience. since fidel castro took power 50 years ago, the process for cubans hoping to leave, even temporarily, has been complicated and expensive. confronted with so much red tape, many turn to black humor. few people call this park in havana by its real name. instead, they refer to it as the park between life and death, because on one side is a funeral parlor. the other, the united states intersection. but the government of fidel's brother, raul castro, just announced chances to cuban laws that could finally mean a greater freedom to travel. the laws would mean cubans would no longer need a government exit visa each time they leave the island or an invitation from someone in that country, just a passport. sports stars, doctors and military officials still face restrictions because of their
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value to cuban society. but most cubans now will be able to stay abroad for up to two years without losing the right to return and for the first time, can take young children with them. reforms that were welcomed outside this havana immigration office. >> translator: this is good. they should have done it years ago, but at least now, things will be easier, i suppose. >> translator: i sincerely think rule is doing things better than his brother but they left him a lot of problems to fix. >> reporter: cubans will still need visas for many countries they will travel to, including the united states. a u.s. state department spokeswoman said officials are reserving judgment on the new law until it is put in place next january. >> we obviously welcome any reforms that will allow cubans to depart from and return to their country freely. we remain committeded to the migration accords which our two countries support and promote, safe, legal and orderly
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migration. >> reporter: but for many leaving cuba over the last 50 years, the journey was anything but safe, legal and orderly. in the 1980s and again in the 1990s, thousands took to the seas. sometimes in makeshift boat he is. sometimes losing their lives to the journey. cuban officials turned down our requests to discuss the new laws or whether the lifting of restrictions could lead to a new exodus of cubans fleeing the country. in 2008, cuba's national assembly head told students who complained of the country's restrictive travel laws that they wouldn't much like the world beyond cuba's shores. >> translator: i wish all the cubans can go out and get to note world outside. i think it would be the end of the ideological battle in this country. >> reporter: starting soon, many more cubans may finally get to decide for themselves. patrick upman, cnn, havana. just a couple weeks away from election day look that the electoral map behind merck the gold states the battleground
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states where this election will be decided, roughly nine state, we will take you to one of the biggest battleground states, florida, where the last debate will be held. live report coming up. christi paul, next.
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obama and romney face to face in their third and final high-stakes debate this time on foreign policy in the swing state of florida, no less. the final showdown, could it make or break this election? the biggest blow yet, lance armstrong stripped of his seven tour de france titles and banned from the sport for life amid doping allegation. plus, did you know that boys are apparently hitting puberty earlier than ever?
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so how early we talk and what's causing it in the findings of a new study every parent needs to know. 2:00 on the dot in the east. welcome to hln. thanks for keeping me company here. i want to give you an update first and foremost on the jessica ridgway case because something's happened. police matched dna found in the 10-year-old's book bag to dna found during a recent sex assault. this is according to kdvr. ridge way ridgeway's body was found october 12th days after she disappeared. i want to bring in a former police chief and private investigator. tom, thanks for being with us. i know you were studying this and i'm wondering the dna that police found that links the suspect in jessica's case to this recent alleged or attempted sexual assault of an adult woman, what does that tell you about the person they are looking for? >> good afternoon, christi.
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well, the crime in both instances may have been sexual in nature. that was the motivation. and the -- i'm not surprised that they have linked these cases, they are doing a very comprehensive forensic analysis of everything that they have in their custody. what's important though is that rag that was used, i mean, that is a potentially lethal encounter. so it's the same individual, i thought behaviorallism now that they have certain scientific proof, they are on to somebody here. they are probably putting that data, the dna, into the codis system to see if there is a match. my suspicion, they don't have a match that's why they have released this cross and they are asking people if they have seen anybody wearing it. they want to know who manufacturers it and they want to focus now on that individual using this information. christi? >> do you fear that the suspect's behavior, if they are
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matched, the suspect's behavior is escalating? >> yes. i -- you know, six months ago, that was an attempt, it was an adult and he may not have been successful. he has now reverted to finding a child. these are usually crimes of opportunity although he may have been hunting around the school looking for a lone child and then he accomplished this. >> you know, part of the new information that really felt eerie to me was that police now have an explanation as to why days after she disappeared, they said we don't want to you look for what she was wearing last, we want you to study her face. that is they say because now they are telling us, we they found that book bag a couple days later, her clothes were in that bag. as an investigator what does that tell you about the person that took her? was he trying to possibly send a
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message or taunting investigators and families, because, look if we find something and we know she is not clothed, that dredges up a lot of really horrible images in our head? >> you're dealing with a psychopathic individual, not too different from people we've seen in the past. btk, dennis radder, this kind of behave juror deliberative. when i saw that bag had been placed, that was done deliberately for somebody to stumble on and yes, i think there's some taunting going on here with this perpetrator. i understand there were two receipts found in that same field where her remains were found as well. are they going to -- i'm assuming going to go to that store and the see if they can perhaps find surveillance video of this person? >> sure. receipts are very good document tary evidence. they will tell you time, they will tell you where. and the nature of the object that was purchased. and yeah, try to synchronize
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with the closed-circuit surveillance videos to see if somebody fits that bill and they do have a rough physical description of the suspect in the ketner lake incident. >> in the first attempt, the attempt on the adult? >> yes. >> hey, tom, thank you so much, tom shamshak, former police chief and private investigator, we so appreciate your insight. thank you. >> thank you. all righty. we will keep you posted on this because as he mentioned, investigators are also zerosing in on a handmade wooden cross, you see there, discovered at the crime scene. the question is was it made by jessica's killer? nancy grace and her team are going to have the latest developments in this case. watch her tonight at 8 eastern here on hln. here is an interesting hypothetical four, "new york times" says if only one gender was able to vote for president, either president obama or governor romney would win in landslides. now, which gender goes with which candidate? we are going to tell you after
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set your clock 9 eastern, president obama and mitt romney
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facing off for the last time before the elechblgs debate in boca raton, florida focuses on foreign policy. the president studied up over the weekend at camp david. romney spent time campaigning at the beach in south florida. tonight's questions may focus you obviously, on international issues. you know voters say they still want answers on the economy. >> what i really want to see also is about college education, funding, you know, a lot of kids are going to school and they are not affording these, they are going into debt. >> going down the drain and why are we giving away foreign aid? we can't pay our bills. how can we pay someone else's? >> hands down the scariest time in my lifetime i've ever seen going on in the world. >> 15 dies go until election day the race is closer than ever. the candidates tied at 47%. this is according to a brand-new nbc news/wall street poll. tied. tonight's debate, needless to say, very crucial. here's an interesting stat that we've learned. the "new york times" say it is only women voted in the upcoming election, president obama would win hands down.
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if you switched that to only men voting are, mitt romney would win in a landslide. now, obviously, neither of those scenarios can happen but offers interesting insight into how men and women affect the electoral process. so i want to talk about this with author and gender expert judy hoverman. we are so glad you are with us. why is it that men and women view elections so differently? >> well, thanks for having me. i think one of the big differences is the way men and women react in society. men are more transactional, they are more into the facts and figures and women are more relational, they are building relationships and that's what both gender doing with the candidates. >> so how does this gender gap play, i'm wondering, in swing states, particularly ohio and florida? >> well, you know, it's really too close to call with the swing state, but what i'm finding is, especially, you know, in the swing states, it's the same thing, all about relationships. what's happening with the candidates right now is one is more facing their facts and
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figures for men, which would be obama -- which would be romney, which is what the candidates are trying to do i think if romney would be a little bit more relational, the women would have something more -- be more approachable and that's what we are finding is that women are looking for that relationship. they need to be able to have this contact with -- with romney and feel like he is talking to them. i think he is doing a better job at it than he was in the beginning but he still has ways to go >> how -- how harmful do you think that bindersful of women comment was? >> you know, it's a comment. i think what's happening right now that's what they have culled out it is a headline t is not something i thank you a lot of women are really going to focus on. it was a comment. it wouldn't be something i would have told him to say but it was just a comment. >> what about president obama? what does he need to do then to better connect with men? >> he needs to have his facts and figures because that's what men are looking for. they are looking for facts and features, features and benefits,
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the same way they buy and sell in society, that's what they are looking for, they want to hear what is going on. women want to hear more about the story part of it the narrative. they want to hear what's going to happen directly to them, affect them and their families. men are looking for more, give me the facts, that is what they will base everything on. >> that's interestinging. look at this. how do the candidates' wives in the flew wednesday both genders? >> that's great question because when ann romney spoke, she made her husband more approachable. i think what happened after, you know, she made her speech, more women connected with the romneys. and i think the same thing happened with michelle obama. she was trying to make her husband more of a real person as opposed to just this public figure so the wives have a lot to do with it as well. i think they are both doing a great job. >> all righty. judy loberman, thank you so much for kind of walking us through that be interesting to see what happens tonight. but boy some interesting numbers there thanks again, have a great day. >> thank you so much. >> sure.
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speaking of numbers, did you hear as many as 800 absentee ballots are missing in auburn hills, michigan. only 650 have been accounted for. hundreds of residents have called to find out why they haven't gotten theirs yes. the city say it is they don't op show up soon, it will until you fight old numbers and have to send out new ones. a quick look what is coming up on hln, still. new details on the deadly spa shooting in wisconsin. the gunman took his own life after shooting seven women, three were killed, including his wife. police say the suspect had a history of domestic violence. for days now, there have been rumors that former cuban president fidel castro was near death. he has not been seen in public in months, but do newly released pictures lay those rumors to rest? plus, why george clooney has been called to testify in the sex scandal trial of former
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a little girl is fighting for her life right now after she was mistaken for a skunk in her halloween costume and shot. she's 9 years old, wearing a black outfit with a white tasselled hat. she was at a halloween party in beaver county, pennsylvania. a relative shot her in the shoulder with a shotgun. she was flown to a hospital where she had surgery. no charges have been filed as of yet. a florida court will sentence the first person in the hazing death of famu band member robert champion. brian jones faces five years in prison. jones was going to go to trial but changed his plea after a meeting with the judge and state attorney. the 23-year-old was a percussionist in the florida marching band.
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one witness said jones once held champion in a bear hug. robert champion died last december after being beaten to death by a dozen band members. the other band members pleaded not guilty and will go to trial next year. lindsay lohan's dad said he tried to stage an intervention for her and her whole team was behind it. michael lohan says he tried to stage an intervention for his daughter lindsay but it didn't work, and a rep says he was just trying to gain publicity. michael says his lawyers and her staff were all on board to try to get her help for substance abuse. >> we were waiting for lindsay to come by the house, and before we could do anything, she left and went to another hotel. but everyone was on board to david feldman, even larry thompson from the producer, and all these people who loved her, they were all ready to do this. >> lindsay's team says they're not associated with michael or his actions.
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have you heard about this, boys are hitting puberty earlier than ever? typically boys started the process around 11 1/2 years old. doctors behind a new extensive study say in some cases, it's starting up to two years earlier. similar patterns have been also found in young girls. doctors say they do not know what's causing the change, but it could be diet or kids getting less physical exercise. twitter could help students get better grades. college students who tweet for class are more engaged and end up performing better, according to a study by a professor at michigan state who taught a class focused on tweeting. she said twitter helped students in that class collaborate, write concisely, and even directly talk to some authors. a sunscreen is being recalled because it can burst into flames on your skin. banana boat spray sunscreens could catch fire if they come in
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as athena jones shows us, this program helps the girls to stay in school and graduated. >> reporter: teen mom alexis barbie has big goals. >> i would like to be a nurse or a lawyer. >> reporter: when she got pregnant at 16, she feared she'd have to put them on hold. >> i thought that -- am i going to be able to go to school every day? who's going to be there to watch my child? like, am i going to be able to finish? like -- i had a lot going through my mind. >> reporter: now she brings her daughter with her to high school. while alexis goes to class, hear daughter goes to daycare downstairs. alexis also gets parenting classes, which includes spending time at the daycare. the program is funded with local and federal dollars. administrators here at armstron high school hope the program will help raise graduation rates. just 38% of teen girls who have a child before age 18 get a high school diploma. armstrong high's program is a
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win/win for teens like alexis, says her principal. >> i've known alexis is for four years. this is a different, mature-type of student who really wants her diploma so the childcare lab affords her that opportunity. >> reporter: while it's not known how many high schools offer daycare, programs are available across the country. studies show that providing teen mothers with access to childcare at school not only increases their likelihood of graduating, it also lowers the chance they'll have another child while in high school. when do you think you'll have another child? >> when i get my own place and when i finish school and have a good job. >> reporter: some critics say the programs are not a good use of taxpayer dollars. >> it's something we should be looking to charitable organizations, philanthropists, lots of people who are interested in these things to fund it. >> reporter: on the contrary, says the director of federal grants for richmond city schools.
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she believes the program is invaluable. >> the data for parents who don't graduate from high school is going to be a ripple negative impact on their children's education. >> reporter: the daycare gives alexis peace of mind. >> she's in a good place. >> reporter: and alexis is in a better place, too, determined to graduate on time next spring. athena jones, cnn, richmond, virginia. >> i can't take my eyes off those beautiful kids. best of luck to all of them there. an aircraft that carried mitt romney's ad made an emergency landing in an open field this weekend. it's similar to a blimp. it went down because of high winds. police say the pilot figured he wouldn't make it back to the airport and shot for an open field. he landed, even though the aircraft flipped over. one woman saw a political message in all of it. >> it was floating backwards. it looked like it was actually coming down. it was strange. i thought, boy, mitt romney really wants us to vote for him. >> police say thankfully no one was injured in all of that.
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the hiss -- the hits keep on coming for lance armstrong.
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this just update at a multiple shooting a at spa over the weekend. the alleged gunman's wife was one of the victims over the weekend. 42-year-old zone nah haughton was married to the here is the, radcliffe haunt. he wounded others near milwaukee. that was yesterday. the other victims, we learned their names well, carrie roebuck and may lynn lind. officers returned to that
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milwaukee mall expecting a gun fight but found a building full of smoke. haunt committed suicide before they could get to him. he apparently tried to set the building on fire. and they found a propane gas tank that he may have planted. the sprinklers helped douse the flames. haughton had a history of domestic violence. lance armstrong deserves to be forgotten in cycling. >> pretty tough words there from the president of the international cycling union about lance armstrong. armstrong was stripped of his seven tour de france titles and banned from the sport that made him a legend. the union announced their decision today. this comes after the u.s. anti-doping agency accused him of being involved in a sophisticated doping program. >> my message to cycling, to our writers, to our sponsors and to
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our fans today is cycling has a future. this is not the first time that cycling has reached a crossroads or that is has had to begin anew and start the painful process of confronting its past. it will do so again with new vigor and purpose, and its stakeholders and fans can be sure it will find a new path forward. >> another one of armstrong's sponsors dropped him. oakley only wants to move forward with athletes who race clean and are fair and honest. so far armstrong has not commented on losing his contracts, but he has always maintained his innocence. over the weekend, he attended an event for his live strong foundation. he told the crowd he appreciated their support. he stepped down as chairman last week. let bring in the man who wrote the book on lance armstrong, he
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is author of "tour delance," story of cycling's most controversial champion. bill, happy to have you here. thanks for make willing the time for us. >> hi, thanks for having me. >> i know you spent a season traveling with lance's team many years ago. what did you witness back then? >> well, i was with him for the first year of his comeback, 2009. and the thing that i'm struck by now reading the report is how many circles there were of his acquaintanceship and how many circles there were on the team and how you could sort of feel like you were on the inside but there was an inside inside that not many people saw. >> did this whole thing -- did this whole blowup of his cycling career then surprise you when you look back at what you experienced with him? >> i think very few people are surprised. since 1999, lance has faced allegations of doping. through the years, there were times when i was sure that he had doped. there were times when i was sure
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that he hasn't. until now, we never really had the smoking gun. it took a federal investigation, which was dropped, and then a full-scale investigation to bring out truth. >> were you surprised how many other cyclers came out and said, yeah, i did this, i was part of this sophisticated ring? >> i wasn't surprised at the number of cyclists who said that they had doped. i think like all pro sports, cycling is dealing with medical intrusion into the sport. i was surprised the number of people who said they witnessed lance doping or were part of the program on his teams. i always assumed that would be a very, very small amount of people but as it turns out, 11 teammates spoke up. >> so do you -- would you see this as being careless on lance's part to be so -- certainly it happened behind closed doors and only talking about you know, close to a dozen people, but still, that's a
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dozen people. >> right. it's interesting to me, it seems to say that the culture of cycling at the time send doping. if you wanted to compete to whip, i think there were riders who completed who were clean and didn't dope but if you wanted to be at the very upper echelon of the sport, you had to dope and i think it came to seem normal as these guys. >> what do you think can he do? can he do anything to overcome this damage? >> that's what we'll find out. especially in america, we love to forgive people. we love apologies. we love our admissions. i really think that's what needs to happen now. i'm not sure that it will. he has some legal difficulties still hanging over him that might make it impossible for him to confess, but i think that's the way forward for him. >> all righty. bill strickland, again, author of "tour de lance," we appreciate hearing from you today. thank you for taking the time.
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>> thank you. >> sure. i want to tell you now about a father who was killed and a mom badly hurt trying to protect their kids from a gunman. police in englewood, california, believe desmond moses set his home on fire then went to his neighbor's home and just started shooting. the dad's body was found found slumped over three children. the mother was shot in both legs but she still carried their fourth child out of the house. he later died, by the way. police found a body in the run of moses' home, they are not sure if it's him. the mom and two children are in the hospital now. happening today, a kennedy is on trial to face charges he assaulted two nurses. we are talking about douglas kennedy. he is the tenth child of the late robert f kennedy. he is accused of hurting the nurses at a new york hospital. in january, kennedy tried to take his newborn son outside. nurses say when they tried to stop him, he grabbed and kicked them. his lawyer says he did nothing wrong.
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person in the hazing death of famu band member robert champion has just been sentenced to six months of community service followed by two years supervised probation. brian jones had pled no contest to felony hazing charges and had faced five years in prison. if jones violates probation you can the judge said he will face 72 months in a state pen ten she year. the 23-year-old champion was a percussionist in the florida a and m marching band and one witness says he held champion in a bear hug. 26-year-old champion died last november after being beaten to death by a dozen members of that band. but again, bryan jones has been sentenced to six months of community service and two years supervised probation. the cdc says there are 12 new case of meningitis but no new deaths, just 12 new cases. 23 people total have died though from this illness that's linked to those tainted steroid shots. north carolina reported its first death.
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workers on which the film was based. >> what was your first thought? >> it was more exciting than the real thing? >> five of the six original workers. the first time they all sat down together for a tv interview. the only one that could no be with us is kathleen's husband, joe, currently working for the state department in the sudan. >> these are the actors who played you. what do you think? >> sure looks like joe. >> yeah. >> they even got his little sleeveless sweater vests right. >> they took me back to the day when iranian students climbed the wall and stormed the u.s. embassy. >> what went through your mind? >> this will only last a little while before the government will come stop this, and i just tried to keep my staff calm and
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collected. >> i remember calling my mother and said don't worry, you will see things on the news, but i'm safe and i'll call you in a few days. >> 79 days they hid in the homes of canadian diplomates, and came to become known as "the house guests." at one time, there was revolutionary guards outside the door. >> then, in 1980. >> there's a knock on the door, and there's two guys standing there in trench coats, and i said really? trench coats? >> this is what i do. and i've never left anyone behind. >> tony is a very charming guy, very convincing. >> did you trust him? >> we didn't have a lot of choice. >> i think if we didn't they would have just sent another
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infiltration expert. >> i think my little story is the only thing between you and a gun to your head. >> and we all ordered drunks, and i'm sure the people, on the plane, if they wondered why there were these arms that went up as we made eye contact, because we were sitting in different places. but we knew why -- >> what a connection they all have, huh? here are some of the stories online right now. lance armstrong's titles are taken away. there was a meteor shower this weekend creating beautiful images in the sky. also, taylor swift has a new album out called "red," and one single broke download records.
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these gold states are where the race for the white house is a toss up. coming up from florida, before tonight's debate show down.
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the president and his challenger face to face tonight in their third and final debate. will this final contest be the one that tips the election in one candidate's favor? lance armstrong is struped of his wins and banned for life. the sport will move forward. and a high profile sting operation brings down a terrorist plot, but do these cases make it safer or do they
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target unlikely suspects. welcome back to hln. we have breaking news to get to, a judge in florida has just sentenced the first of a dozen suspects charged in robert champion's death. he was a drum major that died in november after being beaten by fellow band members during a hazing ritual. brian jones pleading to contest to felony charges. the judge says that his role was relatively minor, he apologized before being sentenced. >> i just want the world to know that i'm sorry for the death of your son, robert. i truly am. no word for anything i can do that would be sufficient enough to express how regretful i am of the loss of robert. hazing is a completely inexcusable thing and it went
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further than anybody would ever imagine, wanted, or thought it would go. my heart continues to ache at the thought of this act and what happened. >> 11 other band members face felon hazing charges. another faces a misdemeanor in connection with champion's death. 15 days until the election. one last presidential debate tonight for the candidates mitt romney and president obama. here is the cnn electoral mall. red is where romney leads, and the blue for president obama, but the key for where the current race for the presidency is a toss up.
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kira phillips is in boca for the debate tonight. >> yes, in 90 minutes, the focus will be on foreign policy and this is a perfect location, because lynn university draws in so many international students like mimi trey who founded the debate team here about a year ago, and they have been studying the debates, and they're mostly excited about tonight because of how this has come to the final show down, and this could determine how this election turns out. we hooked up with her earlier today. >> well, what i hope to learn is their style, and their strategy, like how the president and the governor go against each other, because nothing is better in a debate than cross-examination. >> so if you like what you see, you will use that in your mock debates. >> sure, why not?
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and they are going to be holding mock debates, they have been watching all of them up to this point, they will study tonight, and carry out three mock debates for the entire city of boca raton to participate. this is one of the most important swing states and folks here in florida definitely know that. here is what voters told us. >> we don't answer the phone any more. it just keeps going and going. >> i love it because it means that my vote matters than a lot of the other states that have decided to go either red or blue. >> very annoying. the phone rings all of the time. if i don't answer, it takes up all of my messages. >> my wife gets five or six calls a day on our home phone and cell phone. >> billions of dollars have been put into those ads as both sides
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say they're sick and tired of hearing. so many of them say to me they turned off the tv because they didn't want to see them any more. i love what one voter said i with all of the knocking on the doors and the adds, i love to know that my vote counts, nanny this state, it will. >> i think he just likes attention, don't you think? >> i'll tell you what, the state is getting a lot of attention, and here at lynn university, even more. >> a little more about lynn university, i saw the president of the college talking this morning about how so many international students are there. he said for so many of the students there, this is the first time they will see democracy up close, because where they're from, some of these countries are not even democracies. >> you know what, you brought up something, did you hand me the newspaper, here it is right
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here. i had a chance, i'm so glad you brought that up, i had a chance to interview the publishing editor of the school newspaper here, her family is half german, and she has been writing about the arab spring and foreign affairs for months because that's what they're interested in, and now they're really pays attention what these candidates say because it affects so many of them back home where their families live. >> great stuff, lerpeople aroun the world will be watching. >> absolutely. >> all right, apple says they have a big announcement tomorrow. . it's about something mini, an ipad mini.
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an mini. going to the expert now. >> this new ipad they're expected to announce is entry level to a lower-end market. it's a seven inch ipad. it will be the big announcement that we see tomorrow. we expect to see our products as well. but the ipad mini is coming center stage for tomorrow. >> what is it competing against? >> there are other tablets on the market that really established a stronghold, we have the nexus seven and the kindle fire, and they start at $199. in the past, the ipad started at $499. it's smaller, it's better, and
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it's not as intimidating. apple saw how people responded to those tablets and say it's probably a good idea to get in this market as well. they probably won't set it at $199. we expect the price around $329, so it will keep that apple premium, but it will target the holiday season. >> clearly you haven't seen my purses, buzz the current ipad hits in my purse. >> you got a purse to fit your ipad. >> does it do exactly what current ipad does, just smaller? >> all indications point to that's what it will be. apple has a new small connecter they put in their ipods and iphones.
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it looks like there will be no major surprises. we think this will be an ipad mini at a cheaper price, but nothing points to them bringing something different to the table. >> do you think it will be on the mark by christmas? >> ideally they're making this announcement to get in the holiday season. we expect the actual ipad mini to will released around november 22nd, that would be the target to make sure this gets out there for the holiday season. >> keep us posted like you always do. good to see you. >> thank you. last seven people were injured when an amtrak train jumped the tracks in michigan, and they say none of the
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injuries were life threatening, but they came close to heighting some other freight cars. a little girl is fighting for her life after she was mistaken for a skunk in her halloween costume and she was shot. she was wearing a black costume and a white hat, a relative shot her in the shoulder with a shotgun. she's been flown to the hospital for surgery. michael lohan says he tried to stage an intervention for lindsey and it didn't work. he said lindsey's hours and staff were on board to get her help for substance abuse. >> lindsey was waiting to come by the house, and before we could do anything she took off and went to another hotel. everyone was on board. they were all standing and
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waiting. even larry thompson, the producer from liz and dick, and all of these other good people in her life that love her were all ready to do this. >> lindsey's team is not associated with michael or his actions. >> george clooney may testify in a sex scandal. she says she saw george clooney at one of the parties. he says he was not at the party. an oregon family struggling to make ends meet were stunned when someone paid their bill. a woman in line, quietly covered the tab, she told the clerk she knew what it was like to need help. >> i will always remember her. and she has no idea the impact that she made, and on how many
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americans. all 11 suspects are said to be jordanian citizens. the plan included explosives, booby trapped cars, and others. now to the undercover fbi sting operations that make headlines. in most cases, the suspect is caught. we get deeper into cases that border on entrapment. >> it was a top story grabbing a lot of attention. >> the man did not know he was being tracked by an fbi sting. >> the suspect faces charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. the accused, a 21-year-old college student who prosecutors say made contact with an informant that brought in
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several undercover agents to bring in a dummy bomb. could he have pulled off his scheme? they stand by their use of an informant claiming he claimed al-qaeda connections. a criminal defense lawyer, not involved in the case, questions the government's use of informants. >> prosecutors say we're not buying the bomb, they're buying the ingredients. >> these people for the most part lack any capacity to carry into practice the evil things they want to do sometimes they're of dramatically subnormal intelligence. >> in 2006, a so-called liberty
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city seven were secretly recorded by the fbi. mainly homeless men in new york city with a informant with plans to blow up federal buildings and the sears tower. >> i don't think any of us on the juris felt these guys were that dangerous or "terrorists." >> after a third trial, five of the men were convicted. last year, in another controversial case involving this man, the fbi dropped it's investigation because according to sources there were questions about entrapment involving an informant. they say the case is solid and are prosecuting an alleged al-qaeda simp thieder accused of trying to set off pipe bombs. those images are just the prospect of them and hope it
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will be enough to convince juries. >> it's 100% conviction or pleading guilty, great. so juries are just not buying the idea that these guys are getting entrapped. >> i don't know if i disagree with the fact that this person should be removed from the street -- >> i sense a but coming in. >> the but is we want law enforcement, when law enforcement gets involved, to diffuse these things rather than encourage people to act out. >> going under cover, using informants, deciding who is capable of launching a terror attack is the issue, and making that call can have life changing consequences. four people are dead after a shooting in a spa in wisconsin, we'll tell you what we know about the suspect and his
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. welcome back, a update on that multiple shooting at a spa in wisconsin over the weekend. the alleged gunman's wife was one of the victims. zina halton was harried to the suspected shooter, and police say he killed three women and wounded four others near milwaukee yesterday. officers rushed to a suburban
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milwaukee mall, and expected a gunfight, but they found smoke, and suspect he committed suicide. he has a history of domestic violence. a judge told the wisconsin man he could not go near his wife for the next four years. joining me now with more on this is jane velez-mitchell. this is a classic example of why domestic violence is everybody's business. >> absolutely, and tonight on my show at 7:00 p.m. eastern, we're going to gather a team of experts to dive into the question can restrainer orders be a trigger in inciting an incident for violence. it just just a few days away
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when the the restaining order came down, and he was ordered to hand in all of his guns. this was obviously a mass shooting, he did not hand in all of his guns. so we will ask tonight, when the restraining orders come down saying hand in your firearms, what do authorities do? do they go to the person's house and say give me your guns. or do they allow the person to say okay, i'll go hand in my guns. that's a very important question. we're uncovering toxic secrets leading up to the horror story. it turns out that almost two years ago, the same individual was involved in an hour and a half stand off with cops in which he was observed through a window pointing an object that appears to look like a rifle, and there was an hour and a half
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stand off. but no arrests were made, and when they tried to prosecute the case, they were hobbled because they didn't arrest him, and when the wife didn't show up in court, the charges were dismissed. overall, these restraining orders can be very controversial. and we're going to talk about it tonight. this is a senseless tragedy, and it happens too often. just a few days earlier, there was almost an identical case. involving a restraining order. and the woman that he had spent time with, and is that the trigger point for some men? when that wall goes down, and the powers at be say you must stay away, in some men, does it provoke feelings of rage, powerd
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do they go on a vendetta mission? >> and if that wasn't the trigger, something else would be the trigger for these men. so it's difficult for a judge to decide what is the correct thing to do. were it not that, the trigger would be something else. >> critics are saying while restrainer orders do work well in many cases, how many cases have we covered where a restrainer order proceeds a murder? some attorneys say if you violate a restrainer order, you will go to prison, bailed out, and able to target the woman that you have been told to stay away from. >> and maybe -- >> do we need to put gps devices on men who are given an order for protection? and do we need to insist they
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have a gps device. in this case, if there had been a gps tracking device, they would have known he was headed to that spa, and when that alarm went off, they could have responded before the mass shooting. >> and there has to be real consequences, too, as opposed to a pat on the wrist every time you violate these restraining orders. a very worthy discussion to have tonight, jane. >> absolutely, thank you so much. >> a update on the search for a killer. police matched dna from jessica ridgeway's book bag to dna from a rent sexual assault. her body was found a few miles from her home after she went missing several days later. the backpack is still one of the key pieces of evidence in this case. investigators are also zeroing
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okay, tonight, 9:00 eastern, president obama and mitt romney will face off for the last time before the election. it will focus on foreign policy. the president studied up over the weekend. romney spent time campaigning at the beach, wow, look at that. voters there in other swing states have been getting lots of attention from the candidates. we asked some residents what it's like to have all of the attention? >> we don't answer the phone anymore. >> love it, it mean that's my vote matters more than people and the other 42 states that decided to go red or blue. >> very annoying. my phone rings all of the time. it takes up all of my messages. >> my wife gets five or six calls a day and we don't listen to them. >> with just 15 days to go until
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election day, the race is closer than ever. the candidates tied at 47%. so tonight's debate is crucial. seems like the moderators have been front and center so far. so with tonight's last presidential debate before the election, will bob schaffer of cbs become part of the story? let's talk act the challenging role of the moderator. it's never been an easy job, but man, it seems -- and it's been ramped up with every debate this particular election cycle. bob schaffer says that he's never seen the candidates be so aggressive. >> that's something that everybody who has watched these debates since they first started
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saying i spoke with jim lehrer, tom brokaw, they both said they have never seen the candidates be so aggressive. they also never have seen the moderators come under so much scrutiny. >> so what is that -- what should we be looking for tonight then? >> the thing is you never quite know, in the same way you don't know what will happen in the debate, you don't know how either side will hit the moderat moderator. but you know in some way, shape, or form, they will come under criticism. >> are the voters served by this new aggressiveness in the debates? >> the aggressiveness for the candidates vary. i think in terms of what the candidates are doing, they want to assert themselves and appear en
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energetic. but when they're too aggressive, step over the moderator, it runs risks that can be very off putting to voters. some describe it as bullying. they spoke over candy of cnn who was the moderator in that debate. it's a fine line, a fine balance. one difference you will see in tonight's debate, they will be sitting at a table with the moderator the same way that vice president joe biden and paul ryan did in they're debate, that tones down some of the energy. >> bob schaffer is not knew to this, and he has been watching the previous debates, what do you expect from him? will he change his style? >> i don't think he will. he is very reliable. with bob schaffer, you kind of
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know what you're getting. the same thing with jim lehrer. and the two of them are close friends. the only issue is that bob schaffer is not a very confrontational moderator. so what you might see is a repeat of what happened in the first debate. the exception being that both a. >> and explain this r format again. each candidate answers questions, but there is time built in there for the moderator -- >> sure. it's the same as the first debate. there will be six 15-minute segments. each candidate will get two minutes to respond, then there will be an 11-minute open format in which the moderator is expected to facilitate a conversation between the two candidates. what happens there is really up to the candidates. the moderator's job is to make sure they get roughly equal speaking times. >> thank you so much. the debate is as 9:00 eastern
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for the first time -- a saint to call their own. the pope cannonized a moe hack woman sunday at a special mass. she was known as lily of the mo
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hawks and is believed to be the source of many miracles. one-time presidential nominee, george mcgovern, passed away yesterday. he was 90 years old. he ran against nixon for president in 1992. president obama paid tribute saying he was the state man of great conscious and conviction. fidel castro is still alive, the venezuelan politician says he has proof. it's a photo from the weekend. there's been a lot of speculation about whether castro is still with us. he says he met the former leader saturday. he hasn't been seen publicly since march. cube is making it easier for its citizens to travel. paters patrick altman looks at the change it will have on cuba. >> outside havana, you can
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almost always find long lines of people waiting in the hot sun. cubans hoping to travel abroad need endless patience. has been complicated and expensive, many turn to black humor. few people call this park by its real name. instead, they refer to it as the the park between life and death. on one side is a funeral parlor and the other, the united states interaction. the government of fidel's brother, raul, just announced changes to cuban laws that could mean a greater freedom to travel. the laws would mean cubans would no longer need a government exit visa each time they leave the island or an invitation from someone in that country. sports stars, doctors and government officials still face
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restrictions, but most cubans now will be able to stay abroad for up to two years and for the first time, can take young children with them. reforms that were welcomed outside this havana immigration office. >> translator: this is good. they should have done it years ago, but at least now, things will be easier. >> translator: i sincerely think raul is doing things better. but they left him a lot of problems to fix. >> cubans are still need visas for many countries, including the the united states. the spokeswoman said they are -- until it is put in place next january. >> we obviously welcome any reforms that will allow cubans to depart from their country freely. we remain committed to the migration accords under which the two countries promote safe, legal and orderly migration.
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>> but for many leaving cuba over the last 50 years, the journey was anything but safe, legal and orderly. thousands took to the seas. sometimes, in makeshift boats. sometimes, losing their lives to the journey. cuban officials turned down our request to discuss the tnew law. in 2008, it was national assembly head told students who complain ee eed the country's restrictive laws. >> translator: i wish all the cubans could go out and get to know the world outside. >> starting soon, many more cubans may get to finally decide for themselves. >> all right, next, find out what products are actually made in america on "making it in america." vinnie politan takes over after the break, so please keep it
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